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A fter graduating from The Annenberg School at the University
of Pennsylvania, Bill Yahraus began his filmmaking career in San
Francisco as a member of the documentary unit at KQED. He then
teamed up with filmmakers Michael Anderson, Paul Jacobs and Saul
Landau to make documentaries collectively (The Jail, Song for
Dead Warriors, Robert Wall: Ex-FBI Agent).
In Los Angeles he formed Focal Point Films with Chris Burrill
and David Davis, where he made the award winning Homeboys about
the Cuatro Flats gang. A career in feature film editing followed
including such films as Pass the Ammo, Heartland, Country, The
Long Walk Home, and Silent Tongue.
Bill continued to consult on documentaries during this period,
including the Academy Award winning Broken Rainbow, and The Samoan
Heart for the PBS "Pacific Diaries" series.
Working with his wife Robin Rosenthal, as Pony Highway Productions
(www.ponyhighway.com), Bill returned to his roots as a documentary
filmmaker to make Travels With Tarzan: A Circus Season, and the
Eclipse Award-winning documentary series On the Muscle: Portrait
of a Thoroughbred Racing Stable.
Since 1999 he has taught film production at the University of
Southern California. Bill's web-site is PonyHighway.com